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Utility and Hybrid Vehicles Drive Sales for Ford of Canada in May

​OAKVILLE, Ont., June 3, 2014 – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. led the industry in sales in May, driven by record-setting increases in utility and hybrid vehicles.

Utility vehicle sales were up 11 percent in May, led by the best month of May on record for the Escape and the best month of sales ever for the Explorer, which increased 16 percent and 14 percent respectively. Sales of the Oakville-built Ford Flex and Edge were up one percent and seven percent respectively.

Ford continues to see strength in hybrid vehicle sales with an overall increase of 28 percent. The Ford Fusion Hybrid increased seven percent and sales of C-MAX rose 21 percent. It was also the best May on record for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

"We are pleased to see sales increases for our utility vehicle lineup in a record-setting segment," said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. "Additionally, we’re thrilled to have seen the first sale of the new 2015 Lincoln MKC last month. The Lincoln brand continues to build momentum and the all-new MKC is an incredible opportunity to introduce Lincoln to a new group of consumers."

Overall Lincoln sales rose two percent in May, led by strong sales of the MKT, which jumped 45 percent. Additionally, sales of the MKZ increased one per cent and the MKS rose 23 percent.

Truck sales increased one per cent, driven by F-150, which had its best month of May on record. Sales of the Ford Fiesta jumped 19 percent, and Mustang rose one percent in May.
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